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this going as well as it is because it's really a commitment to the economy of the whole region as to this particular project. having said that, the super bowl bid is an incredible thing and the strength of our bid is a collaboration of this whole region. this is how we think we will win this bid. this is not for any one particular city, it's us working together. not only on transportation issues, not only on cites, but all the hospitality that we have set. i want to thank all the regionals for working together. we want that super bowl xv very badly. we think we have the greatest opportunity to work for it and not only to win that bid, but to get ourselves in an incredible rotation for other super bowl hosting. we look at this long-term and it's the reasonable approach that will give us the strengths for the nfl to take into consideration. i want to be thankful for all the regions mayor's for joining us and the 49er organization. they brought us together at this time. it's going to be a great thing for san francisco. thank you. >> thank you for coming out. this is an amazing sit
of health has come out no. 1 after the economy. the economy is a little bit broad to deal with. that was no. 1. but health was came as far as something that we can do something about. the interesting one for no. 2 and this is the third or fourth year in a row that the quality of public education came out no. 2 and i think when people talk about small business issue, they don't think about that one. no. 3, no surprise, regulations. no. 4, taxation. no. 5, this is another one that i find can kind of interesting. last year it was actually no. 4, but infrastructure. small businesses are concerned about infrastructure, and it's been borne out again by the survey. as far as some of the interesting specifics of the respondents, 48% provide health insurance, 52% did not provide health insurance. interestingly enough and maybe i will talk a little bit more, 74% almost had never heard of the small business tax credit. 63% had never talked to their state senator. their assembly person or to the governor, which i think is a little scary and it's something that hopefully you as a commissioner will re[tp
property tax base, so housing prices, the strength of our tourism economy as well as job growth. as you might imagine, revenue projections are sensitive to the overall economic condition of the city so to the degree that the pay for the recovery is slower or federal spending cuts are more significant than what we -- than we're factoring in at the moment, those projections could change. overall, the plan assumes more conservative growth rates on revenue in the third, fourth and fifth years of the plan. one to have reasons for that is that we are now going into a pretty -- into a sustained period of economic recovery and over the last number of years, we know that we haven't been able to -- we've seen booms and busts in our economy so we need to be i think responsible in our revenue projections in those third, fourth and fifth years. there's still growth rates assumed but just at a lower level. >> ms. howard, quick question for you, and i appreciate that comment, i think as you look at economic cycles and so forth, you can make an argument that we're going into a shorter economic swing, h
business reporters carolyn said on an upcoming article about recovering local economy from dbi permit issuance. since the uptick in the amount of permits we've been issuing on buildings is probably a good sign in terms of how the economy is going, so, that's going to be an article that's going to be coming out soon. i guess that's it for the report today. >> is there any public comment on the president's announcements? okay. seeing none, item 3, general public comment. the bic will take public comment on matters within the jurisdiction that are not part of this agenda. ~ is there any public available? seeing none, we will move on to item number 4. discussion and possible action to elect bic officers. 4a, waiver of bic rules to hold bic offer certificate election on a different date, 4b, election of president, 4c, election of vice president. >> so, we wanted to get some action on waiving the rules of the commission because we wanted to postpone the election of the board president and vice president till the next meeting when more commissioners could be present. >> i move to waive the r
of the 21st century economy. the fact is and i have said this often, you can't give a job to a dead youth. you can't tell that youth not to lose hope. and that they can succeed no matter where you come from for too long. we have seen too much violence in our communities and it must end. yesterday i signed into law the nation's first ban on possession of halopoint ammunition in san francisco. we worked closely with supervisor cohen to introduce this legislation. these extra deadly bullets have no place in our streets. we are also creating an early warning system to alert us when individuals make massive purchases of ammunition, because even if there is a remote possibility we can prevent another tragedy, we are morally bound to do so. and we must support president obama and senator finestien comprehensive effort to reform the gun laws, i support state and federal effort to keep the weapons off of our streets and out of our homes. i have directed our city agencies and law enforcement officials to move towards plans of action, to prioritize and create solutions that impact policy changes and
around the planning of our city, which impacts our economy and enforce our growth. as i asked before, i would love your support on the plan today. thank you. >> thank you, supervisor. unless there are any other comments, madam clerk, let's take the roll. >> on items 19 through 22, supervisor kim? kim aye. supervisor mar? mar aye. supervisor tang? tang aye. supervisor wiener? wiener no. supervisor yee? yee aye. supervisor avalos? avalos aye. supervisor breed? breed aye. supervisor campos? campos aye. supervisor chiu? chiu aye. supervisor cohen? cohen aye. supervisor farrell? farrell aye. there are 10 ayes and one no. >> the ordinance is passed on first read. colleagues, we have one 2:30 special accommodation. i'd like to acknowledge supervisor mar. >> thank you, president chiu. colleagues, i wanted to ask if an incredible teacher parent organization could come up and join us up here at the podium. we have the principal of argon elementary school [speaker not understood] and noah is here i believe and a number of great parent leaders from argon elementary school on 18th avenue and cabrill
and the exposure for an up scale venue is priceless. all of this is good for the musicians, the economy, great for the audience and for the community of san francisco in general. the razz room has also supported many benefits for a variety of causes in the bay area, it is a powerful, positive force in the community. and the down turn in the economy has taken its toll on all of us in the entertainment industry. and i am hoping that they can resolve these issues so that rory and robert could continue to be successful in their small business, which means the world to all of us. we need them. thank you. >> thank you, very much. next? >> madam commissioner, commission, my name is shelly tatum, and i am here to speak on behalf of live at the razz. i have been working with them for about the last three years. prior to working with them, i had the opportunity to work with the show room and tommy ts. and i consulted both of them and i heard one speaker say that the others had... they think had sound issues and tommy gs wanted to do live and they eventually shut down the operation when in fact i think t
and busts in our economy so we need to be i think responsible in our revenue projections in those third, fourth and fifth years. there's still growth rates assumed but just at a lower level. >> ms. howard, quick question for you, and i appreciate that comment, i think as you look at economic cycles and so forth, you can make an argument that we're going into a shorter economic swing, have you guys done any look at all about a down side scenario if you will? >> the plan doesn't project a down-side scenario, what we did do though and i didn't put it in the presentation but if you look in the plan itself, if each year we had 1% less revenue growth than we project in the plan, that would be about 134 million dollars loss, so to the degree that revenues come in lower than expected, the deficit would be larger, so there is some sensitivity here. >> and that's 134 million over five years? >> over five years, that's right. >> got it, thanks. >> so, going back to just in term of what compromises that 578 million dollars of revenue growth, the largest portion of that being our property tax which
this is also, the cruising industry puts over $30 million into the local economy. i think the first thing we are very excite d to be able to go off with a big bang and as the first user and that couldn't be more than more fire crackers to be the first user and with everybody with all the plans they have and i'm going to allow steven to explain to you what's going to happen to the terminal with the america's cup. steven? >> thank you. congratulations to the city and to the port on this time. the cruise ship terminal really looks fantastic. what i would like to do is thank monique again. she said to me the cruise ship channel would be ready for us to take it on in march. i have to apologize. i was a little skeptical. i might have said that once or twice. it really is an fantastic effort by the port in the next 12 weeks we are getting it ready for the international media. the public will be involved in the entertainment areas and into a sports bar for the conflict. if you look behind me up there. all of the people that come here, the international media to experience the america's cup in san
opening concert about five weeks after that the economy completely crashed. my plan -- and i'm absolutely dogmatic about my plans --were delayed slightly. i would say that in this very difficult timefor the arts and everyone, especially the arts, it's phenomenal how new century has grown where many unfortunate organizations have stopped. during this period we got ourselves on national radio presence; we started touring, releasing cds, a dvd. we continue to tour. reputation grows and grows and grows and it has never stopped going forward. msk(music) >> the bay area knows the orchestra. you maybe take things for granted a little bit. that is simply not the case will go on the road. the audiences go crazy. they don't see vitality like this on stage. we are capable of conveying joy when we play. msk(music) >> any performance that we do, that a program, that will be something on the program that you haven't heard before. string orchestra repertoire is pretty small. i used to be boxed into small repertoire. i kept constantly looking for new repertoire and commissioning new arrangements. if you
and with limited incomes in this economy that is way too expensive for some to be able to afford and believe it will cause displacement for people trying to do something for the very opposite that is trying to prevent a displacement. it seems only fair that rather to allow for a hundred percent of for these retrofit i am improvements to pass through these renters we look at the line of 50 percent split and actually truth be told, we believe what the property i am improvements that the owners are getting the fact that they can write this off on their taxers they are also preserving their property and as you heard one of the owners today speak of their possibilities for renting the apartment for a higher value and in fact it makes more sense that tents tenants should have no cost to bear in this, however we understand the benefits, renters and the cost being somewhat limited if we did a 50 percent pass through where we shared cost. we do think that is fair and we are willing to support that. >> thank you. >> mr. goal son. >> ted goal son. i want to reiterate what sally said. most capital i am
probably done half of the recruitments in northern california so we are familiar with the economy, some of the issues relative to re-location, some of the issues in terms of attracting the best kind of talent to work for san francisco cta. just briefly the first phase of our recruitment starts -- i guess it started last week when we met with staff to get a framework for the aggressive timeline that you set before us in terms of the outreach and selection and evaluation of candidates to talk about logistics, to talk about the steps in the search process, but in all honesty the search is divided into three phases. the first phase is what we call the getting to know you, and that is when we get a good understanding of the organization. we want to find out what the key core competencies are. we want to talk to as many stakeholder as you deem necessary so we're awaiting your instructions and directions relative to the stakeholders beyond the board of supervisors and beyond this commission to identify the people that you want us to talk to and we will do that either face-to-face where app
you are voting for unemployment in an economy that as a terrible recession why vote for unemployment vote for employment no more hoover cabs no more mustache cabs. thank you sir. thank you very much have a nice day. >> applause. >> jacob, novak, robyn low. >> good afternoon. united taxi cab workers first i want to say that the confusion around these meetings is really doing a lot of harm. our taxi newsletter was obsolete before it came back from the printer the flyers that we made for the meeting are did destined for the garbage. i can't see how you can good forward at this point with any kind of a coherent decision until we know what's going to happen with uber and side car and lift the california public utilities commission currently has a proceeding going on supposed to term innate 6 months from the time it started which would be 2 months from the time that you know this hearing is going to take place and we are facing an un limited number of vehicles providing the same service that we are and if they get a green light from the state -- they are already going full speed ahea
it's 2003 about 10 years ago and a couple years ago it's fine because the economy put it back. for 8 years is in the project. so for 10 years. so cover my project. now about two years already. so and not good. very bad. my son explains to me, if any questions, this is my son. he can answer any questions. >> my name is henry lamb. that was my father speaking at first. he's been a small business owner in san francisco, his conditional use was approved in october of 2003, unfortunately his extension was granted in 2006, but like you say before due to the economic times at that time he was not able to secure financing and able to secure the project. he hopes you will be able to extend the permit to continue use for commercial project. >> thank you. additional public comments? if a few of you want to cue up lineup in order. >> good afternoon commissioner. i do want to pick in favor of the half of this proposal what goes to expiring permits to bring them up to date. that makes sense. i'm concerned about the if you are the performance period to make it a strict 3 year period that in
to actually implement. now that development is happening in the upper market area, and now that the economy has come back to life. we have those opportunities. and this is the first one coming before the commission before i recall. today you have the opportunity to set us on course. brief background for this in-kind. the planning department proposed reducing the entire block of dolores between market and 14th to one lane of thru-traffic. i did not support that proposal, neither did a lot of people. because i believe that would have had a negative impact on traffic flow. and that was not the right balance. planning department went back to the drawing board and came up with a better plan, and that is before you today. it strikes a better balance. it reduces dolores lane briefly and then quickly expands back into the full two lanes. this will create a significant benefits at market and dolores. first if you ever walked that intersection or driven by it. it's an incredibly wide, long pedestrian crossing. one of the longest in the area. it's not a pedestrian friendly crossing. as this area becom
and right now, we don't see the capacity for general obligation bond for parks as the economy improves and their new sales and assess values grow. there may be capacity. so we would be identifying a time line to get it in phase one in the project would be in that 2016 timeframe. >> i thought that was probably the answer but it's important that we have the right expectations in terms of understanding what the time lines can practically as much as we all want the open space. so i think this is a great project and i want to echo that everybody has worked so well in terms of the mayor's office and the giants. this is a very ambitious project and we have placed a lot of good faith in the execution and that only now is the work is going to begin and the execution is so critical. we've looked at this many ways from sundays and from the ports point of view the everything works out ideally, this is a great project. now if we should incur delays or other issues in financing, there are risk that we are going to incur and i'm not suggest that go we are going to but we have to go on record to reco
it comes to budget discussions and making sure that we have a thriving local economy. people choose to live in the outer sunset for a certain quality of life and i hope that i can contribute my part to ensure that people
of not only the economy of that neighborhood, but also the identity of that neighborhood. so, with that understanding, i am happy to support this. i know that a lot of work went into this and there may be differences of opinion, but i do think that ultimately with this kind of a plan, the deference should be given to the district supervisor. so, i'm happy to support this. >> supervisor breed. >> thank you. so, i'm familiar with the length of this plan and i think it's really great for the area. and i just want to commend supervisor kim for her hard work on bringing a number of parties together to try and come up with a reasonable agreement for this particular area. i do my best as a supervisor who represents a specific district to try and show respect and support to the supervisor who is housed with the responsibility of taking care of a particular area. however, there are just a few concerns that supervisor wiener brought up and i wanted t
, but about economy. and when we're talking about how we zone land use, we're talking about the types of jobs we are both createding and protecting and also encouraging. that's why this piece for me is important. it does hire residents in a city that may not get a job in an office space that pays living wage f. you're in elevator repair, pdr, you can make $20 an hour, you can make a living wage in san francisco and not have a college degree. i think not everything in the south of market can be a office space. something i actually am a big supporter of looking at the mid-market tax exclusion being one of those ways that i supported the growth of technology companies here in san francisco. but i do think that we need a balance again. supervisor cohen and supervisor campos said it, what is the correct balance. it's hard to say, but we believe this is a good -- that this is a good way to balance at this point. pdr is changing. we did work a lot with sf made and a lot of our pdr groups ensured their voices were heard. but if the plan had been the other way around, we might be hearing from pdr and
hospitals and i think you all under what this means to our economy, to our work force, and it will continue to build. and now instead -- and this is because of the hard work of deliberation of all the community and stakeholders and your leadership as our elected official, now instead of just one large gem, i think we all have two gems that promises to raise and revitalize yet another neighborhood. and i think that recognition of the changing demographics is going to be so valuable to our whole city. again, congratulations on working on this agreement. it's really time to reap the benefits of state-of-the-art accessible and safe health care. i urge you to support this agreement. thank you. >> thanks. next speaker. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. david elliott lewis here representing the mental health board at which i serve as secretary. i want to thank supervisor kim for bringing up the issue of mental health and the psychiatric beds that used to be at st. luke's. tomorrow night our board meets and will be voting on a resolution i wrote that does two things. it congratulations the city and
-profit organization just a few blocks away that serves many of the economy disadvantaged and challenged people that reside in this area, the concern is valid. >> however, this is not a place of business that will cater to that previously mentioned fear, i believe that the neighborhood will benefit from the beer hall being given the full 42 license, it will be directing the especially niche business to people such as myself, hard working folks who desire a convenient place to meet with friends, business partners and co-workers. i place of business that on the only offers the ability to commune with others and relax, but also a place that enables people to purchase specialty craft beer and wine for home consumption. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker please. >> i am a co-founder of the tech start up in the area. and i am here to you know, express my strong support for the beer hall. and i can also say that i have known jen and drew for a very long time. and in fact, i owe them for meeting my wife and so i feel like, this is not just a business this is a passion for him. they have poured their
and creates challenges for our over all night life economy. and so my goal is to figure out how do we insure a healthy vibrant and safe night life that allows us economic and social and community activity that is so critical to what we are as a city to continue well. i want to thank the members from cmadoctor, and the entertainment free who have worked closely with my office to think about a win/win situations where both the night life operators and law enforcement can work together on measures that will ensure that certain operators are being a bit more responsible because that creates an issue for everyone else and i think that is where i hope that we go. >> anything else? and by the way, i think who knew that three harvard law grads would be so interested in this issue. i think that is president chiu noted that. >> is there any, anything else that chief? >> no, i think that complete agreement here. we all want to see the city prosper, and the clubs do well, and do the safely and responsibly. >> i think that we are working towards that goal and working closely with the entertainment in doi
local economies. unfortunately the america's cup world series events demonstrate how this can happen. the audited subcontractors included companies that are based in virginia, pennsylvania, louisiana, texas, and san diego. three of the eight subcontractors failed to even pay the san francisco minimum wage rate of 10.24 an hour to some employees. employees worked long days and some contractors paid over time only after 40 hours a week, not the daily overtime of time and a half after 8 hours or the daily -- the overtime -- double time after 12 hours as required by california law. and contractors also failed to pay the weekend overtime rates that are part of the prevailing wage requirements. the olse findings were presented to the event authority and to hartman studios on february 25th and hartman promptly accepted responsibility for ensuring the payment of all back wages owed by each subcontractor. >> are there penalties applied as well besides pay back wages? >> in our calculations, we followed the provisions of the workforce development plan and we applied the labor code penalties. w
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